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Clare Jerrom, Editor Of Children First
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Clare Jerrom, editor of Children First.

Clare Jerrom is an award winning journalist and editor specialising in social work. Clare worked at Community Care for over 10 years and her investigations focused on the treatment of children in youth custody. For five of those years, Clare was the website editor developing online content and managing the transition from magazine to web. Clare has worked for BASW and its publication Professional Social Work, YoungMinds and had articles published in The Guardian.

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Knowledge & Resources

Keep abreast of the latest news in the children's services sector.

£280 million boost for SEND provision

15/04/2021

The government has announced £280 million funding for special educational needs and disabilities provision.

The funding will be allocated to local authorities to enable them to create new places in early years settings, schools, academies and colleges. The funding can be used to contribute to the cost of creating a whole new special school, or by [...]

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UK in midst of mental health crisis and children are bearing the brunt

15/04/2021

The country is in the midst of a mental health crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic, with children and young people being the hardest hit, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.

A year on from the first lockdown and following repeated warnings from the mental health sector about the impact of the pandemic on the country’s [...]

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Professionals back supervision orders as an option in care proceedings

15/04/2021

Nine out of 10 professionals believe standalone supervision orders should continue to be an option in care proceedings, according to a survey by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.

Professionals felt that supervision orders should continue to be available during care proceedings, mainly due to the need for a proportionate order between a care order and no [...]

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